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Photos of Black Widow Spider in Santa Barbara

July 20, 2013 by Ben Hyatt

Black Widow Spider

We see many spiders around our house but until today I had yet to see a Black Widow.  I also wasn't too sure if I would know the difference between a Black Widow and a less harmful spider.  Wonder no more!  I have always heard that Black Widows have a red hour glass shape on their underside.  There is nothing vague about it.  As you can see - the shape is obvious and easy to spot.  And of course - the spider was black!  Pics also show the spiders web which seemed very sloppy and irregular.  This spider was spotted in our back yeard, near Hope Ranch in Santa Barbara with the web attached to brick planter boxes.

Black Wodow Spider

Black Widow Spider in Santa Barbara Top View

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